Welcome to NYSFAAA                                         

Welcome to the NEW New York State Financial Aid Administrators Association website.

As all our memHoward Leslie, NYSFAAA Presidentbers know – we just celebrated our 5OTH anniversary this past October. What a great way to continue the celebration than to launch a new website with incredible functionalities. If you are a guest, we welcome you and hope you stick around, become a member and return frequently.

NYSFAAA is a non-profit organization comprised of nearly 1500 Financial Aid Professionals as well as other Higher Education Providers, such as High School College Bound Guidance Professionals. Our prime directive is to help promote equal access to education in New York State. We achieve this goal by advocating on behalf of our members and our students, and by providing aid professionals with extensive training.
As part of being in the NYSFAAA team/family, members enjoy full support and educate each other by networking and sharing information. Through our multiple list-serves, internal (private) and external (public) Social Media,  EmpireChat BLOG, Regional Meetings, 12 or more webinars a year AND NEW THIS YEAR  our regularly posted Podcasts (Webinars and Podcast FREE with the annual $70 membership fee). In addition, we have our nationally recognized Novice Training, Leadership Training, Annual Conference, and various other activities - so much, that you will find that the networking that occurs is always the cherry on the NYSFAAA cake that I and all of us are so proud of.

Members – enjoy the new website. If it looks somewhat familiar, that was our intention so you would log in and find yourself immediately at home. If it looks a little better organized, that was our intention as well. There are many things too important that were difficult to find on the old site. Just wait until you see what this baby can do!!!!

If you are not a member – trust me – IT PAYS TO BE A MEMBER. Join the family and have a blast with us as we do a whole bunch of training, networking and whatever we can for students.

Howard Leslie, NYSFAAA President - [email protected]

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October 4th webinar, 10 AM - 12 noon

2020-21 FAFSA and TAP Application Training                                                    REGISTER FOR THIS WEBINAR NOW

NYSFAAA opens its doors to the entire community – MEMBERSHIP NOT REQUIRED.  Line by Line FAFSA WORK/SHOP Webinar as provided by a known NYSFAAA FAFSA EXPERT and A FULL run through of the NYS TAP Application Process by one of HESC’s BEST.


 Join us for this morning of October 4th event and REGISTER NOW!     Read more...

September 23rd webinar, 10 AM – 12 noon

Having Fun with Taxes 2 – Conflicting Information in the New Tax World

The Department of Education continues to maintain that financial aid officers do not need to be tax experts – but as our student’s and our students’ family members’ tax returns grow more complicated, it sure feels like we do need to be experts. Read more...


September 18th webinar, 10 AM – 12 noon

Having Fun with Taxes 1 – File Review in the New Tax World

The first of this year’s tax webinars for financial aid officers will look at the basic information that financial aid officers need to understand about tax returns – with a focus on how our work has changed now that the tax forms have changed. Read more...

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2019 Annual Conference

October 29- 31, 2019

Albany Marriott

Albany, NY


 Now Available 

As a NYSFAAA member, take advantage of this annual opportunity for professional development and networking with colleagues from campuses across the state.


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